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HP L1500 & L3000 (rp5430/rp5470)

Quick Facts
Introduced 2000
CPU 1-2 (L1500)
1-4 (L3000)
PA-8600/
PA-8700/
PA-8700+
550-875 MHz
Caches 1.5-2.25 MB L1
RAM 8 GB (L1500)
16 GB (L3000)
Design Stretch
Drives 5 SCSI
Expansion 8 PCI (L1500)
12 PCI (L3000)
Bandwidth CPU 4.3 GB/s (L1500)
CPU 8.6 GB/s (L3000)
System 4.3 GB/s
Mem 4.3 GB/s
I/O 2.1 GB/s (L1500)
I/O 3.2 GB/s (L3000)
I/O 2 SCSI
3 serial
100E
100E console

Overview

The second incarnation of the L-Class servers are, similar to their direct predecessors L1000 and L2000, 7U rack-mountable servers with either 1-2 or 1-4 processors, 8 GB or 16 GB RAM and a large set of I/O options and expandability. The internal system architecture of the L1500 and L3000 is different however with central parts of the processor/memory and I/O system being a modified Stretch chipset, also used in the rp7400 N4000 servers.

The L1500 features the same chassis and mainboards as the L3000, with a number of interfaces (I/O, memory, processors sockets) being deactivated in hardware, limiting the L1500 to about half of the L3000’s expansion options.

These systems only run 64-bit versions of HP-UX — 11.00 and 11i (v1 and v2).

The L1500 and L3000 could be upgraded with board swaps (main board, processors) to Itanium 2-based rx5670 servers.

Internals

CPU

The rp5430 (L1500) support up to 2-way and the rp5470 (L3000) up to 4-way multi-processing (SMP). There are several classes of possible processors, both shipped with the systems or later upgraded.

Both the L1500 and L3000 came with different system boards supporting different processors:

Processor types are indicated with the following suffixes:

Mixing different processors/speeds is not supported.

Chipset

The chipset based around the Stretch chipset:

Buses

Memory

Expansion

Drives

External connectors

References

Manuals

Articles

Operating systems

Benchmarks

Model SPEC2000, int SPEC2000, fp SPEC2000
rate, int
SPEC2000
rate, fp
L3000-5X
rp2470
388 376 4.5
2-CPU: 8.9
4-CPU: 17.4
4.4
2-CPU: 8.3
4-CPU: 14.5
L3000-7X
rp2470
581 6.7
2-CPU: 12.9

Compare these with other results on the Benchmarks page.

Physical dimensions/Power

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